AMG CLS Coupe
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AMG CLS 53 COUPE
There's never been a car quite like the CLS. The new AMG CLS 53 takes its distinction to even greater degrees, with a 429-hp turbocharged inline-6 with an electric EQ Boost. And it wraps advanced new tech in seductively fresh style.
A race that knows no finish line.
In an old mill in 1967, two automotive engineers with a passion for motorsports began turning Mercedes-Benz sedans into winning racecars. Today, as the performance division of Mercedes-Benz, AMG continues to create victory on the track and desire on the streets of the world. Every Mercedes-AMG vehicle is the product of craftsmen, designers and engineers who live to test limits, and for a singular goal: Driving Performance.
Born to perform, developed to outperform
A Mercedes-AMG engine only starts with the state of the art. From there, everything from fuel pressure to exhaust routing is developed to quicken, heighten and intensify its response, and yours. Developed for AMG's racecars, patented NANOSLIDE® cylinder walls cut friction, raising endurance and power.
Three kinds of boost, one powerful result.
An all-new inline-6 teams a twin-scroll turbo and an electric auxiliary compressor to output 429 hp, further augmented by a 21-hp EQ Boost Integrated Starter-Generator. The result is a seamless torrent of torque that can thrust the CLS 53 from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 4.4 seconds. **
Quicker, slicker shifts.
Numerous performance enhancements make the AMG SPEEDSHIFT® TCT 9-speed a driver's delight on any road, and at any rpm range. Along with multiple modes accessed via AMG DYNAMIC SELECT, it can downshift multiple gears with one click of its shift paddles.
Traction becomes action.
Variable-torque AMG Performance 4MATIC+ sends the engine's power to the wheels that can use it best to apply power and return agility. From launch grip to powering out of corners, 4MATIC+ can vary the torque split from 50/50 front/rear, up to 100% RWD. 
Modes for all your driving moods.
AMG DYNAMIC SELECT lets you fine-tune the car's performance character via a single console control. Five driving modes, including one you can customize for yourself, vary the throttle response, gear changes, steering, suspension and more from Comfort to Sport+.
Pressurized air, for poise on the ground.
Based on AIR BODY CONTROL, the AMG Sport Suspension offers an ideal blend of confidence, competence, and comfort. Its adaptive damping responds in milliseconds to changing roads, loads, and the modes of AMG DYNAMIC SELECT. Automatic lowering at higher speeds helps enhance stability and efficiency.
Fine art, suitable for driving.
The CLS 53 cockpit wraps driver-focused control in artfully crafted furnishings. Beyond a spectrum of leathers and eight trim options, 64-color LED ambient lighting plus available active multicontour front seats and new ENERGIZING Comfort let you continue to tailor the cabin to your driving desires.
Entices the eye, embraces the road.
Standard 19-inch AMG wheels, or any of four 20-inch options, take a bold stance on handling and style. Exterior styling packages let you add render elements of the front apron and the tailpipes in black, and the mirrors and rear spoiler in racing-derived carbon fiber.
A firm grasp of what's important.
Offered in three styles, the AMG Performance steering wheel features contoured side grips and a 12 o'clock band. Clever Touch Control Buttons put a world of information under your thumbs. Silver shift paddles keep gear changes fingertip-close.
Subtly effective, symphonic effects.
A subtle yet highly effective rear spoiler and lower diffuser are scientifically shaped for added rear-axle downforce. Four polished tailpipes with a new round design play the exuberant crescendos of the standard sport-tuned exhaust or available multimode AMG Performance Exhaust.
- AMG CLS 53 Coupe
- $79,900 * MSRP
- Engine AMG-enhanced 3.0L inline-6 turbo with EQ Boost and electric auxiliary compressor
- 0-60 mph
- 4.4 sec **
- @ 6,100 rpm
- 429 hp
- @ 1,800-5,800 rpm
- 384 lb-ft
- Passenger capacity
- Automatic Transmission
- AMG SPEEDSHIFT® TCT 9-speed
- City fuel economy
- 21 mpg
- Highway fuel economy
- 27 mpg